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Tasman Mako Faraha Palmer Cup Squad named

The Tasman Mako selectors announced their 2020 squad to contest the Farah Palmer Cup. The Golden Bay Fruit Tasman Mako FPC squad is a balanced one of both youth and experience. Coach Mel Bosman outlined her 3-year vision for the team which is an exciting journey for all involved to embark upon.

Tasman sign Sevu Reece and Mark Telea

Crusaders and All Blacks wing Sevu Reece, and Blues flyer Mark Telea, will play for the provincial champions Tasman this year. CEO Tony Lewis also confirmed midfielder Kieron Fonotia and hooker Quentin MacDonald had returned to New Zealand and would return to the Mako for the 2020 season.

Farah Palmer Cup schedule confirmed for Mako women

FPC DRAW CONFIRMED!
The 2020 Farah Palmer Cup Draw has been confirmed for our Golden Bay Fruit Tasman Mako. 3 home games - Blenheim, Nelson & Motueka so be sure to support them #FinzUp #SupportLocal

Hanmer Springs to host Mako pre-season with Canterbury

PRE-SEASON
Canterbury v Tasman
Friday September 4, 1.30pm
Hanmer Springs Domain

Mel Bosman appointed Tasman Mako FPC Coach

Former Black Fern and seasoned provincial player Mel Bosman will head up a new coaching unit for the Golden Bay Fruit Tasman Mako women in the 2020 Farah Palmer Cup. Mel will lead a team that comprises backs coach Steve Curtis and skills coach Billy Guyton.

2020 Mitre 10 Cup draw for defending Champions

The Tasman Mako were handed home games against Northland, Waikato, Bay of Plenty, Southland and Canterbury when the revised Mitre 10 Cup provincial rugby draw was released by NZR.

Golden Bay Fruit sponsors Tasman female rugby

The TRU is pleased to announce that Golden Bay Fruit has signed to be the Union’s Brand Sponsor of Female rugby. This will include front of jersey branding of the Tasman Mako Farah Palmer Cup team, the Academy program, the Tasman Trophy club competition, and other Tasman female representative teams.

Favourite Mako team selected by Mako Fans

During the lockdown period Mako supporters were given a challenge designed to keep them occupied and amused. The Tasman RU set up a Facebook poll in which users were encouraged to vote for their favourite Mako player in each position from the last 14 seasons, culminating in a “Fans XV”.

Farah Palmer Cup to kick off in 2020 as season confirmed

A full 13-team Farah Palmer Cup has today been confirmed by New Zealand Rugby (NZR), with the season to kick off in August. The full draw for the 2020 Farah Palmer Cup will be unveiled in the coming weeks.

Changes to 2020 representative rugby

To help secure the future of the sport, New Zealand Rugby (NZR) and Provincial Unions
have today cancelled all provincial representative rugby tournaments below the Mitre
10 Cup and Farah Palmer Cup.